Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Oates and Richards win in Westgate at the Pilgrim Chase

PilgrimsAfter finishing second in the Dothan Runners' 2015 Pilgrim Chase 5K Trail Race, Rob Oates was back in Westgate Park on Saturday morning, 26 November, for the 2016 edition of the annual event. This time the Brandon, Mississippi athlete won the 3.1-mile cross-country race, posting a time of 19:19 and finishing more than half a kilometer ahead of the next runner. Ella Richards won the women's title in 22:36, placing fifth overall. Richards is a seventh-grader on the Headland High School cross-country team. 59 athletes finished the race through Dothan, Alabama's Westgate Park.


For the third year in a row, Dale Thomas of Taylor, Alabama was the fastest master runner in the Pilgrim Chase. Thomas placed second overall in 21:44. Nathan Wiesinger of Dothan, Alabama took third, running 22:10.


Helen Clare Rushton, a Mississippian transplanted to South Shields in the United Kingdom, was second in the women's standings and tenth overall in 24:59. Auburn, Alabama's Beverly Lovelady was the top woman master and third female finisher, placing fifteenth overall in 26:57.


Top Ten Men, Dothan Runners' 2016 Pilgrim Chase 5K
  1. 19:19, Rob Oates (M, 38) Brandon, MS
  2. 21:44, Dale Thomas (M, 53) Taylor, AL
  3. 22:10, Nathan Wiesinger (M, 14) Dothan, AL
  4. 22:26, Mark McCarra (M, 51) Quitman, MS
  5. 23:13, Ryan Deci (M, 24) Florence, AL
  6. 23:49, Dave Durbin (M, 56) Dothan, AL
  7. 24:04, Chad Harrison (M, 35) Dothan, AL
  8. 24:58, Key Warren (M, 41) Martinez, GA
  9. 25:04, Andy Wall (M, 72) Midland City, AL
  10. 25:16, David Forrester (M, 37) Headland, AL

Top Ten Women, Dothan Runners' 2016 Pilgrim Chase 5K
  1. 22:36, Ella Richards (F, 12) Midland City, AL
  2. 24:59, Helen Clare Rushton (F, 35) South Shields, GBR
  3. 26:57, Beverly Lovelady (F, 45) Auburn, AL
  4. 27:54, Grace Ann Chappell (F, 28) Dothan, AL
  5. 28:10, Cassie Logan (F, 53) Headland, AL
  6. 28:40, Melissa Blair (F, 37) Tampa, FL
  7. 28:543, Emma Richards (F, 13) Midland City, AL
  8. 29:05, Lane Hoover (F, 34) Dothan, AL
  9. 29:08, Kristi Holland (F, 40) Dothan, AL
  10. 29:19, Augustine Pena (F, 21) Newton, AL

Dothan Runners' Pilgrim Chase 5K Trail Race winners, 2000 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
4 November 200018:22, Matt Parker24:00, Nancy Hein60
3 November 200118:23, David Robinson22:38, Karen Kenney68
23 November 200216:59, Ben Fish22:38, Rachel Zent56
22 November 200319:26, Al Goudzwaard22:17, Donna Dowd61
20 November 200419:14, Brian Hickey23:43, Lou Ellen Jayroe38
26 November 200519:44, Gabe Mitchell22:57, Lou Ellen Jayroe69
25 November 200617:36, Aubrey Darnell22:43, Lou Ellen Jayroe66
24 November 200718:24, Gabe Mitchell23:54, Lou Ellen Jayroe73
29 November 200819:01, Myles Gibson24:11, Lou Ellen Jayroe54
28 November 200918:05, Ashley Folkes21:58, Kayla Fox81
27 November 201016:24, Christopher Hough24:10, Emily Anne Latta73
26 November 201117:47, Sean Kent20:02, Ashlee Romani112
24 November 201217:10, David Seymour22:50, Kayla Fox127
30 November 201317:14, Austin Fox19:27, In-Mi Matsunaga96
29 November 201418:41, Adam McPherson23:07, Val Lichner97
28 November 201517:28, Austin Fox19:36, Ginna Reid78
26 November 201619:19, Rob Oates>22:36, Ella Richards59


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